New!! DS-160 Online Form
Please Note: The new online visa application form (DS-160) is now required in Slovakia. The new form simplifies the visa application procedure and is offered entirely online. Please click on this link for further information.
New!! Updated Visa Application Fees
Starting June 4, 2010, visa application fees will increase. The fee for business and tourist (B1/B2), student (F), exchange (J), and crew (C1/D) visas will increase from $131 to $140. The new fee for employment (H, L, O, P, and R) visas will be $150. The fee for the “E” category of employment visa will be $390.
You should pay the full fee that is in effect on the day of your visa interview, regardless of when you pay the fee. If you have an appointment for a visa interview on June 4 or later, but you have already paid the old application fee, you may pay the difference in cost at the embassy on the day of your interview. For more information about paying the visa application fee, click here.
What is a visa?
A visa is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A visa entitles the holder to travel to the United States and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry. An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines the visa holder's eligibility for admission into the United States.
Who needs a visa?
Anyone who is not eligible to enter the United States visa free under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), or is not exempt from the visa requirement.
Visa-Free Travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
Many travelers seeking to enter the U.S. for business or tourism (B-1/B-2 visa) for less than 90 days will be eligible to travel to the United States visa free under the Visa Waiver Program. Travelers to the U.S. on the Visa Waiver Program are obliged to have approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding a carrier to travel by air or sea to the United States. For more information about please follow this link
What type of visas are available?
- Non-Immigrant Visas
Non-Immigrant Visas (NIV) are for international travelers, (citizens of other countries), coming to the Unites States temporarily. International travelers come to the U.S. for a wide variety of reasons, including tourism, study, business, medical treatment and certain types of temporary work.
- Immigrant Visas
An immigrant visa is required of anyone who wishes to enter the United States to reside there permanently, whether or not that person plans to seek employment in the United States.
Visa Application Hours:
By appointment only.
The best way to contact the Non-Immigrant Visa Unit is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact the Immigrant Visa Unit by email at email@example.com. Every effort is made to reply to all emails within two business days.
14:00 to 16:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays, except for official Slovak and American holidays. Please note that telephone inquiries will not be answered outside of these hours, as Visa Unit personnel will be engaged in conducting scheduled visa interviews.
Mailing Address: U.S. Embassy, P.O.Box 309, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovakia
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, for IV cases: email@example.com
Tel: +421 2 5443 0861
Fax: +421 2 5441 8861
The Consulate is located at Hviezdoslavovo namestie #4, Bratislava, Slovakia. It is adjacent to the main U.S. Embassy building, between the Czech Embassy and the Hotel Carlton. See map/mapa
Visa Application FeePlease use exchange rate valid for the month when you pay the visa application fee regardless of your visa appointment day.
Current visa fee